IgnitE. ILLUMINATE. INSPIRE.
Bloom provides affordable artistic programs for all members of our community. Throughout the year, we offer several programs that cover a breadth of performing arts fields.
Music In Schools
Every student should experience the joy of making music. With our East County Strings program, 140 students from 10 middle schools grow their technique and musicianship in small-group lessons, tuition-free. Students use their new skills in orchestra and experience the power of performing.
For young vocalists in schools without choral programs, Sing Out provides an opportunity after school for students to sing, learn vocal technique, and perform under the direction of a professional choral instructor.
Through our work with Step Afrika!, we encourage students to express themselves through movement in the step tradition. Step Up East County equips stepping teams with experienced teachers to promote creativity, team-building, and hard- work toward performances. For people of all ages, AmplifyUS! workshops train participants how to tell their stories through the arts.
In Spring Break @ Strathmore, students sing, study puppetry, write stories, and learn hip hop dance—all to present a big show for their communities.
Performances For All
Throughout the year, we present East County Corridor Concerts, a series built on collaborations between local ensembles and Strathmore Artists. Each year, over 300 community members perform alongside professional artists in these diverse performances that celebrate culture and bring people together.
Strathmore serves tens of thousands of children annually when every 2nd and 5th grader in Montgomery County comes to the Music Center for the opportunity to experience the wonder of a live performance.
Strathmore partners with organizations throughout Montgomery County who share our conviction that the arts transform communities.
Through our work with the Department of Recreation, the new Good Hope Community Recreation Center is the first of its kind as an arts-enabled facility. We also coordinate with community leaders to produce diverse performances at existing local festivals with our new Bloom Pop-Up Stage.
Have an idea for a program or want to let us know what’s happening in your neighborhood?
Support Arts For Everyone
We rely on charitable gifts from individuals to sustain and expand our visual and performing arts experiences and arts education programs. Your gift will foster incredible social impact by allowing Strathmore to remain a strong and vibrant resource in your community.